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Offline amibovvered

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Spanish Mobile Phones/SIM cards
« on: March 24, 2009 »
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  • Having read in a recent Island Connections that anyone who bought a prepaid mobile/sim card before 2007 (which is me) must register their name and address with their provider or their number will be cancelled and returned
    to the telephone company for redistribution at the end of October 2009.

    This is alledgedly said to help prevent terrorist activities.

    Many swallows/sparrows (well they go cheap, cheap most of the time) hold Spanish Sim cards which they use only whilst wintering on the island.

    Those affected need to take a copy of their identity docs and proof of your regular Spanish address and passport to your operator.

    grockle

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    « Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009 »
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  • Thanks amibovvered, very helpful information which will clearly make the world a better place by monitoring all of our calls and texts and keeping a close eye on us all  ::)

    The Surveillance Society following us even when we step out of the UK - or are lucky enough to live full time in the sun.

    orange

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    « Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009 »
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  • The threat of Terrorism is being over used in the UK as an excuse to monitor everyone and everything all the time.

    Rather then focus on those more inclined to be involved or in support of terrorism.

    Snooping powers have been given to all and sundry - if they have gov.uk in the website address.

    The level of that snooping being the highest end of surveillance. Something that would have been reserved
    for the highest ranking mobster or terrorist.  Now used on all by your local council. Too busy buying snooping
    equipment then being able to provide basic services...

    Having mentioned this now. This website will have extra monitoring should someone else dare to speak up.

    Welcome to Brown's Britain...




    grockle

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    « Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009 »
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  • I agree generally with what you say orange but this is of course the Spanish government making good progress with 'monitoring' and learning new ways to keep tabs on everyone. Aren't computer databases wonderful?

    The post from amibovvered is helpful to advise all 'unregistered' mobile users to freely give up their ID information in exchange for being able to keep their mobile number and make the world a safer place.

    Orange - is this board being watched by GCHQ?  :o 

    orange

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    « Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009 »
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  • GCHQ - must be 6000 plus working (attending) there. One of the few places
    still recruiting as there was no problem getting a job in the UK.

    Just typing GCHQ will flag up. This may not be a bad thing as they will
    be a sector that can afford a holiday...

    Offline paulb

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    « Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009 »
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  • The site is going to be flagged now and i would think be watched for a little while its the way of the world if it saves one life or stops one terrorist its a small price to pay key words etc will flag things up its not scaremongering its common sense we need protecting we don't think about our personal security as much as we should.

    amunette

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    « Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009 »
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    Welcome to Brown's Britain...

    I find this amusing as my partner was shocked by what he sees as lax identity methods in the UK!! Even my baby has had a Spanish ID card since birth. It now has a chip, and carries all info on a person. He cannot believe we walk about without carrying legal identification as to the Spanish this is second nature and seen as a good thing.   

    orange

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    « Reply #7 on: March 27, 2009 »
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  • Do not assume that the 'image' off your passport is not incorporated into facial
    recognition on airport and other ports CCTV. That you are not being tracked
    in and out of this Country via this.

    UK Identity Cards will certainly not work the same as elsewhere and
    civil penalties of ?1000 a time have already been set for the most minor of ' infringements'.

    Because of the amount and degree of body samples and information that Brown
    wants, you will be lucky if the cost is below ?300 per card (paid by yourself). No
    doubt being greedy enough to add VAT (18.5 percent or will they go for 20 percent).

    Offline Mr Max

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    Re: Spanish Mobile Phones/SIM cards
    « Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009 »
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  • Bringing this back on topic, it was the Madrid train incident which kicked off this particular new Spanish law.  You will have already received a text from your mobile operator a month or so ago to inform you of the necessity to register your PAYG phone (if you have not done so), and doubtless there will be more reminders between now and November.